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Fall 2021
Nov 27, 2021
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WGST 251 - Gender and the Law
This course explores how concepts of masculinity and femininity shape the U.S. legal system. We also examine other factors that influence how individuals view and encounter the law (race, religion, political outlook, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, etc.). Specific topics include the gender binary, sex discrimination in the workplace and educational institutions, intimate partner violence, reproductive justice, and marriage. Our academic focus is on legal analysis, public policy writing, and respectful dialogue about emotionally complex topics. There will be many opportunities to practice these skills during the semester. No prior legal knowledge is required. Please note: students who are on the waitlist must show up to the first class to be eligible for a spot in the class.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance, Online, Seminar

Women's and Gender Studies Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/RCST Theory and Methods, Mean Grade is Calculated

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